Transferring Juveniles to Criminal Courts: Trends and Implications for Criminal Justice

Synopsis

Champion and Mays offer the first in-depth investigation of the juvenile transfer process together with long range implications for the criminal justice system. Their analysis includes descriptions of juvenile courts, types of offenders processed, and characteristic outcomes. The authors explore social and legal definitions of delinquency; goals and functions of transfers; legal rights of juveniles; implications of possible penalties, such as the death penalty; and, ideal versus real results of transfers. This book is designed for majors in criminal justice, public administration, political science, sociology, and psychology.

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